Each year, thousands of Sandhill Cranes make Barren River a stop on their journey back home. Don't miss the chance to view these beautiful cranes in the wild as they migrate through the area.
Thousands of these beautiful birds with their unique sound gather on the lakes exposed mud flats at night. After sunrise, the cranes fly out providing an amazing sight as large groups can be seen flying right over your head sometimes. During the day, the cranes visit local farmers’ fields to eat the leftover grains and seeds from harvested crops, then return back to the roosting sites on the lake.
An Educational Session takes place on Friday, Jan. 23, provided by Wayne Tamminga, Wildlife Biologist, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
- Friday at sunset
- Saturday at sunrise
- Saturday at sunset
Each trip lasts approximately 4-5 hours and includes a guided van trip to the roosting site and area cornfields, where the cranes feed.
Cost is $40 per adult and $20 per child (8-12 years) and includes the educational session, a box lunch, guided tour and T-shirt.
For more information, visit parks.ky.gov or call 1-800-325-0057.